From corporate attorneys and prosecutors to politicians and a sitting Supreme Court justice, many of the nation's lawmakers, administrators, and interpreters received their education at Georgetown. Come get a taste of their experience at Georgetown University's Summer Law Academy.
As a student in the Law Academy, you’ll follow in the footsteps of these distinguished legal professionals. Through lectures, field trips, guest speakers, and discussion sections, our program offers not only an introduction to jurisprudence, but also a firsthand look at how laws are adjudicated and administered. You’ll examine the most vexing issues of our day and explore how America's legal institutions change as popular values, standards, and perspectives evolve. At the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to practice and take part in a complete mock trial.
As a student in the Law Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
- Punishment for minors vs. adults
- Victim rights vs. prisoner rights
- Arrests and sentencing
- Personal and national security
- The peer jury system
- The appellate court system